LOVELAND – Loveland turned back Brighton 56-47 in the opening round of the state 5A girls basketball playoffs on Loveland's floor Feb. 21.
No stats were immediately available. BHS cut Loveland's lead to six points with three minutes to go, but Brighton didn't get any closer.
BHS won 11 of its last 14 games. The Builldogs started the season 1-9.
"Great step in the right direction we want to go," BHS' first-year coach, Greg Wellesley, said in a text message.